Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area & Campground


Carolina Hemlocks Campground

Stay at Carolina Hemlocks and experience some of the best camping in NC! The South Toe River runs alongside the campground, creating a great place to swim, trout fish and tube. The campground has sites available for both tents and RV’s, some sites with river views. Located in the Appalachian District of the Pisgah National Forest, Carolina Hemlocks is just a short drive from Mount Mitchell State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Looking for a taste of the unique?  Asheville is only one hour away. Escape the hustle and bustle – Charlotte and Atlanta are only a few hours away.  Be sure to check out our other camping options at Black Mountain and Briar Bottom Campgrounds, just down the road. Camping in NC is the best way to spend a vacation, getaway or special occasion!

Please Note: Purchase maps and guide books to this area by visiting our on-line store, The Forest Place.

Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area

Recreation Area users enjoy swimming, tubing, and serenity on the South Toe.

Carolina Hemlocks Shelter

A huge, rustic shelter on the South Toe River can be reserved by calling 877-444-6777.

Things to Do

  • Asheville only 40 minutes away
    Mount Mitchell State Park
    Blue Ridge Parkway

Campground and Day Use Fees


Maximum Occupancy:8 persons, 2 cars – $22

Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts only apply to single standard site rate. Does not apply to any other items or services. Card holder must be present on site to use discount.

Only cash and checks accepted at this facility.

Day Use:

Day use parking per vehicle: $5
Day use annual pass: $25

Riverside Pavilion:

Large Pavilion: $60 Full Day
$30 Half Day


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